VACCINIUM corymbosum

Commonly known as Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

Dense greyish green foliage, pink flowers and bluish black edible fruit
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    leaves to 9cm (3½in) long, turning yellow or red in autumn. Produces flowers in pendent, terminal racemes to 5cm (2in) long followed by spherical berries to 1cm (½in) across.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, dense, many-branched shrub with arching shoots.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

VACCINIUM corymbosum

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Some cultivars are grown commercially as 'blueberries'
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Possibly Phytophthora crown and root rot
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Peaty or sandy soil, moist but well drained
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Vaccinium - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)

Buy Varieties of VACCINIUM corymbosum

VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Blue Suede'

VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Blue Suede'

Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

large blue fruits

£16.50 each 
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.

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